Is this safe in pregnancy?! Will this medication hurt my baby? If I don't take this medication, what exactly is the risk to my unborn baby? These and other questions related to what medications are safe to use in pregnancy are some of the most commonly asked in OBGYN offices around the world. This month's Green Journal features a series of three related articles about the interesting topic of drugs and pregnancy.
More than half of US women have to deal with hot flashes during menopause. Unfortunately, drugs to help reduce hot flashes either have major side effects (like increasing cancer risk!) or aren't very effective. So, researchers at University of California San Francisco set about testing a novel, non-pharmaceutical approach to decreasing the number of hot flashes women experience. Their findings were published in the Green Journal in May 2015.